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Family, Interpersonal & Love Relationships - Chapter Summary
Explore this chapter's engaging lessons to review the foundations of family, interpersonal and love relationships. As you work through the chapter, you'll compare the characteristics and functions of several types of relationships. You'll also see how love relationships develop and identify variations of traditional family structures. When you're finished with the chapter, you should be ready to:
- Compare types of family systems and structure variations in the U.S.
- Describe different types of kin and family relationships
- Explain the functions of different interpersonal relationships
- Recognize the characteristics of love relationships
- Trace the development of love relationships
To help you retain key concepts from the lessons, we've included short quizzes and a comprehensive chapter exam. You'll be able to access this chapter at any time that fits your schedule using your desktop, laptop or mobile device. The chapter is entirely self-paced, and it includes a handy Ask the Expert feature that you can use if you have any questions about interpersonal, family or love relationships.
1. Family Systems: Definition and Types
Families come in all shapes and sizes. In this lesson, we'll examine what makes a family, as well as some common types of families, including nuclear, matrifocal, extended, and blended families.
2. Family Structure Variations in the United States
The following lesson will cover the different types of family structures that occur in the United States in addition to the traditional nuclear family structure. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.
3. Types of Family & Kin Relationships
In this lesson, you will explore several types of family and kinship relationships that are used across the world and across time. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
4. Interpersonal Relationships: Types & Functions
In this lesson, we'll look at the interpersonal relationships we experience in life. In particular, we'll explore the four most common types, what these relationships do for us, and how some relationships come to an end.
5. Love Relationships: Their Characteristics & How They Develop
Here we look at the development of love. What does it mean to be in a loving relationship? What are the steps that occur in every individual in entering one?
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